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Meet the boys’ swimming captains

Meet the boys’ swimming captains

Dani Orloff and Atticus Raasch
November 27, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

Senior Nils Rykken How long have you been swimming? I’ve been swimming for around 10 years. How did you start? When I was young, my parents enrolled me in Foss Swim School and I did that for a couple years. Eventually I moved to a club team. Why do you swim now? Whenever you do well, th...

Boys’ swimming begins captains’ practice without pool

Boys’ swimming begins captains’ practice without pool

Dani Orloff and Atticus Raasch
November 20, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

As junior Adam Recknagel catches a frisbee pass, he can’t help but wonder as to why his swimming team isn’t practicing in the pool. The St. Louis Park School District’s Facility Use Procedure 13-14 states the requirements for community use of schools’ facilities. According to section E., Liability Insurance, under section II., Responsibi...

Boys hockey begins season

William Phelan and Anna duSaire
November 18, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

                                    Update: The scrimmages for Friday were cancelled...

Sections done, State to come

Sections done, State to come

Mara Bacig
March 4, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

With the boys’ swim team’s 6AA sections over and four swimmers moving onto AA State, the team prepares for its last few days of the season. Head coach Amanda Forsberg said she couldn’t have asked for a better section meet. “I think they far exceeded anyone's expectations, even thei...

Successful season ends in winning record

Successful season ends in winning record

Brigid Duffy
March 2, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

Almost beating Benilde, the number one team in the state and long-time rival, is something junior Bauer Neudecker will never forget. “The best part of the season was our last game of the season playing Benilde. It was awesome playing in front of such a big crowd and almost beating the numbe...

Athletics focus on spirit

Athletics focus on spirit

Max Kent
March 1, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

For five years, Bridgid Hoppmann greeted and helped students, coaches and parents  with their everyday athletic needs. As she looks back on her experiences at Park, Hoppmann said the time she has spent in the district creates a feeling that her job is more than just a job. “Prior to the high sc...

Girls’ gymnastics team works hard in sections

Girls’ gymnastics team works hard in sections

Paige Steward
February 24, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

By staying positive throughout every meet, the girls’ gymnastics team managed to end the pre-sections season with a 3-0-3 record for dual meets. Junior captain Kelsey Knudsen said this season, her parents helped push her to be a better gymnast. “I would say that my parents have been attributing a lot to my...

Motivation built on past

Motivation built on past

Max Kent
February 24, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

Since high school, head football coach Ben Wolfe placed athletics as a top priority. Now as an assistant strength and conditioning coach, Wolfe said the lessons he’s learned from years of experience give him a connection with Park athletes in the strength and conditioning program. “It’s been an honor t...

Orioles prepare for section tournament

Orioles prepare for section tournament

Ethan Brown
February 23, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

Junior Mykal Howard looks back on the Orioles’ basketball season, proud of what his team accomplished during regular season play. Howard now hopes for a shot at the State tournament, but realizes his first obstacle — the Section 6AAAA tournament. “Personally, I’m going to push myself and my teammates in practice and just play hard to ensure ...

Training changes made in swimming

Training changes made in swimming

Mara Bacig
February 23, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

The boys’ swim team’s new equipment adds a whole new depth to swimming, just in time for the last few meets of the season. The boys’ record stands as 7-1, with a loss to Chaska-Chan, according to head coach Amanda Forsberg. Forsberg said the added equipment made the winning season possible. “We’ve...

Preseason attendance presents ultimate problem

Preseason attendance presents ultimate problem

Mimi Fhima
February 19, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

Girls’ ultimate head coach Seija Stratton said while she enjoys coaching the ultimate players, practice and attendance issues have come up, causing difficulties with the pre-season practice schedule. Stratton said the coaching team faces difficulties scheduling winter practice because of the limite...

Girls’ basketball faces challenges on the court

Girls’ basketball faces challenges on the court

Alec Pittman
February 16, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

Sports create challenges because of the dedication required, but they also help teach life skills, according to varsity girls’ basketball head coach Brian Massie. Massie said the team encounters challenges such as homework and lack of time to prepare for games. He said the team continues to learn how...

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